The novel, The Old Man and the Sea, is a story about an old man, Santiago, who experienced great adversity but did not give up. The author, Ernest Hemingway, describes how an old man uses his experience, his endurance and his hopefulness to catch a huge marlin, the biggest fish he has ever caught in his life. The old man experienced social-emotional, physical, and mental adversity. However, despite the overwhelming challenges, he did not allow them to hold him back but instead continued to pursue his goal of catching a fish with determination. Santiago’s character, his actions and the event in the novel reveals an underlying theme that even when one is facing incredible struggles, one should persevere.
Never have I had such a strong fish nor one who acted so strangely...But perhaps he has been hooked many times before and he knows that this is how he should make his fight...his fight has no panic in it. I wonder if he has any plans or if he is just as desperate as I am? (Hemingway, 48-49 )”. “He settled comfortably against the wood and took his suffering as it came and the fish swam steadily and the boat moved slowly through the dark water...at noon the old man's hand was un-cramped (Hemingway, 64) ". In this first passage, the fish and the old
He feels proud to say to the boy that once he was great sailor who went to the Africa. He believes that he was born to fish. He is prideful in his abilities and skills of fisherman he has. Moreover, when the boy tells the old man that the best fisherman is him, although Santiago keep says “No. I know others better.
In this passage, the pride represents the fish, and excessive pride means that when Santiago catches the fish, he is extremely proud of himself because it was the biggest marlin he has ever seen and experienced. During the process, as the sharks came and started biting the marlin, his pride was taken away bit by bit until he declared his own defeat. To prove my point, I would like to quote from the book: "He knew he was beaten now finally and without remedy and he went back to stern……" (Hemingway, 86). The fish represents his excessive pride because he suffered in
As time goes by, Gump got more friends as he’s life keeps developing. He met Bubba in the army, a guy who keeps talking about shrimps. They promised each other to get a shrimp boat after the war. They are the best companions for each other during the war. In the war, Gump had saved his commander Lieutenant Dan’s life from the bombs.
He never complained and whined about his bad luck streak, nor the marlin that challenges his strength, or the shark that ends up eating his catch. Instead, he does his very best, without complaining. He honors and respects the marlin for its dignity and tries to protect it against the sharks that would devour it. For a short moment in the novel, Santiago accepts defeat, saying, "I never knew how easy it is when you 're beaten." But, indeed, Santiago is not beaten.
Abstract: Ernest Hemingway’s protagonists share some specific qualities that define them as ‘code heroes’. The code by which the protagonists live is related to dignity, courage, endurance, self-control, and grace under pressure. The protagonists of Hemingway, in the course of their steady evolution, overcome the harsh realities of life with their code. In the novel, To Have and Have Not, Hemingway presents the protagonist, Harry Morgan’s, struggle for existence during the period of economic Depression in 1930s. He is an exceptional fisherman who owns a boat and occasionally arranges fishing trips for tourists to make some quick money.
On the other hand, __Ned Land__ has one goal in mind throughout the book: escape. That said, he does not shy away from the opportunity for unique adventure, such as underwater shark hunting, nor does he deprive the Nautilius of his skills as a whaler and as a warrior against the animal
He has had streaks of lamentable fortuity in the past, and he is hopeful that the next day will bring him better fortuity. In fact, he makes up his mind to go far out to sea and endeavor his fortuity, optimistic that he may catch an authentically immensely colossal fish. His constant companion has been Manolin, a puerile boy that he has tutored in the ways of fishing and the sea since he was a